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2020 Audi Q3 Interior Review

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Interior: 8.6

The 2020 Audi Q3 has arguably the most luxurious cabin in the class. It looks great, its materials feel soft to the touch, and it boasts modern styling. Despite this crossover’s small dimensions, it feels spacious, and both rows of seats are comfortable. The cabin also comes loaded with user-friendly technology. Cargo space is decent behind the rear seats, but some rivals offer more overall cargo room.

  • "From the quality materials and stunning design to the integration of such high-tech features as a 10.1-inch touch screen and digital instrument cluster, the Q3 doesn’t disappoint." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The interior – from the design to the materials to the ergonomics – is right there with Volvo as best-in-class. It's still very clean and German, but it no longer feels like a budget model, one of the weaknesses of the outgoing Q3." -- Autoblog (2019)
  • "On the inside, the excellent use of materials and geometry gives the cabin a spacious and premium feeling." -- Edmunds (2019)

Seating

The 2020 Q3 seats five and comes standard with genuine leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, and sliding and reclining rear seats. Front sport seats are available.

The front seats offer good visibility and road trip-worthy seating comfort, though the sport seats have better side bolstering. Both rows provide plenty of space for adults, thanks in part to sliding and reclining seats.

For installing child safety seats, there are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats, as well as an upper tether for the middle seat.

  • "Its high-quality materials and sharp, modern design give the Q3’s cabin the look and feel of an interior that’s at least a class above, and front and rear seats are notably roomier than they were in the previous model. The second row slides forward and back for added space." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Rear-seat passengers won't forget they're in a subcompact SUV, but at 6 feet tall, I'm surprisingly comfortable thanks to a standard sliding and reclining second row." -- CNET (2019)
  • The front seats proved comfortable over a long day of driving, though I do wish there was a bit more lateral support. The biggest issue with all-day comfort is some mild wind noise from the A-pillars." -- Autoblog (2019)

Interior Features

The Q3 comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and the MMI infotainment system, which includes an 8.8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, four USB ports, Bluetooth, a 10-speaker audio system, and HD Radio.

Available features include Audi's Virtual Cockpit, wireless device charging, remote start, and an upgraded infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touch screen, handwriting recognition, navigation, satellite radio, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The MMI infotainment system is just about flawless. The controls and touch screen are easily accessible, and the menu structure is much simpler than in some competing crossovers. The screen responds quickly to inputs, and its crisp graphics make it easy to read. The available handwriting recognition is a nifty feature, and the Q3 offers wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, which you can't get in many other luxury vehicles.

Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, Audi Pre Sense Basic (which helps protect occupants by rolling up windows and tightening seat belts if it detects an imminent collision), and Audi Pre Sense Front (a type of forward collision warning) with pedestrian detection.

Available active safety features include front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.

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  • "This is the first use of the brand's haptic touchscreen in a single-display application, as opposed to the two-screen approach that's used in larger Audis. The system responds rapidly and renders the backup camera and available bird's-eye view in high resolution. The presence of analog HVAC controls in the new Q3 is a welcome change over Audi's ostensibly more advanced two-touchscreen setup." -- Car and Driver (2019)
  • "The infotainment is … plenty fast, plenty pretty and while it lacks the digitized climate controls of its more expensive brethren, it still feels more premium than any other offering in the segment. It's far less confusing than Volvo's Sensus Connect, that's for sure. Of the two USB ports up front, one is USB-C, which is great if you appreciate fast phone charging." -- CNET (2019)
  • "The center infotainment screen has moved from looking like a tablet perched atop the dashboard to a lower position in the center stack. This screen and the climate controls beneath it are turned slightly toward the driver, making them easier for drivers to see and reach." -- Consumer Reports (2019)

Cargo

The Q3 has 23.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is a good amount of space. However, the total cargo capacity of 48 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down is below average for a luxury subcompact SUV.

A power liftgate comes standard; a hands-free power liftgate is available.

  • "The whole shebang feels a bit bigger than before, and it is -- it's 3.8 inches longer, although the height is about the same. That extra length brings benefits out back, where cargo capacity grows by nearly 50 percent." -- CNET (2019)
  • "The rear seating area is more functional, too, with a reclining seatback and nearly 6 inches of fore-aft sliding space. Together, this gives the Q3 a broad variety of cargo and person-carrying capacity." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "In back, the cargo area aft of the rear seat has grown … while the back seat, now with an adjustable backrest, slides fore/aft 5.9 inches to help this compact Audi SUV accommodate tall passengers or bulky cargo." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
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